Skip to comments.Brutal Slaughter of Pilot Whales (Viewer Warning Graphic...)
Posted on 07/31/2010 8:45:19 AM PDT by Dengar01
THE disembowelled bodies of brutally slaughtered whales line a dockside just 230 miles from Britain - as families with children wander among them.
More than 200 protected pilot whales were hacked to death with knives and sharpened hooks by fishermen who trapped them in coves on the Faroe Islands.
Disturbing images show deep gouges where whalers hacked at the animals to sever their spinal cords. Others show the bodies of unborn calves torn from their mothers' wombs.
Crowds of islanders, including youngsters, gathered to watch the slaughter, known as "the grind".
Anti-whaling activist Peter Hammarstedt, 28, exposed last week's killings by posing as a film-maker in the fishing town of Klaksvik.
He said: "One whale had five to six chops to her head. Her death would have been slow and extremely painful. Some whales are hacked repeatedly for up to four minutes until they finally die. When I got to the docks it was a truly gruesome sight."
Swede Peter, a member of activist group Sea Shepherd, said he counted 236 dead whales before he was recognised by a local and made his escape.
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Your are totally off your failed sensitive rockers!
They don’t do that for fun or entertainment, they do that for survival, they didn’t have your convenient McDonalds of Burger King, and by the way the meat tastes pretty good also!!
Here is something you real should use your “spoiled” energy to put a stopper to, a human being, not an animal for food!!!
One must kill and butcher the cow to get the steak. Many urban people of today have lost comprehension of that fact. I took my daughter fishing and we caught a nice rainbow. We kept it in a bucket of water until we got home. I killed the fish, gutted it and my wife cooked it. Both my daughter and my wife could not eat the fish. It should be noted both my wife and daughter are avid fish eaters-i.e. fish from a fish market!
I am assuming these are Faroe Islanders, who have been hunting pilot whales for over 1,000 years. There are so many whales that they serously deplete fishing grounds around the islands. These islanders rely heavily on fishing. Its no more barbaric than butchering any other animal.
If you can stand watching a Nordic way of life, then go back to watch your Whit Sox!!!
What’s YOUR take on abortion???
Exactly. Whales have been used as food for centuries.I have no problem with hunting for food humans aren’t meant to be vegetarians afterall.
There was a slaughter house not too far from Comiskey Park in Chicago (old stockyards area). They killed the pigs by slitting their throats. Not disemboweling them while alive.
If you are killing for food, fine, I am a meat eater, however, slit the throat don't start acting like Vikings from the Dark Ages.
And if abortion is your number 1 issue, do you think it is fine that they tore a calf out of the whales womb while both whales were still alive? You'd probably go nutty if that happened to a human.
I would think someone who is as anti-abortion as you are would be opposed to ripping a baby from a mother's womb regardless what type of mammal they may be.
I don't oppose killing the whales for food, I oppose the WAY in which they are killed.
What part of that is hard to understand?
Had that been in Greenland, the Huskies would have had a “field” day with all that fresh intestines and blubber. They will eat anything and are effective “wast manage removers” from their outhouses!!!
Any one out there that eats meat should get a grip. The meat you eat was an animal that was slaughtered. Today in the developed world it is done in slaughter houses out of site of the public.
In the not to distant past you fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers would do this to feed their families in the front yard with cows, goats, sheep or other animals.
Personal in the last five years in my travels to less developed areas of the world I have twice had the “fatted calf” slaughtered to fed me and and the group I was with.
Oh, the humanity ...
Get over yourselves, those people need to eat the same as we do. If you eat meat yourselves, STFU ... being at the top of the food chain has its advantages.
If you're a vegan, enjoy your brussel sprouts.
“I will admit that I am not familiar with the butcher process for pigs and cattle, but I highly doubt they disembowel the cow and or rip calves from wombs, that is unnecessary.
They were chucking spears at the whales like some backwards hellhole in Africa.”
You have no idea about butchering.The first thing that is done is the animal is hung and gutted.
I did not read that the Whales were either. They were speared and then disemboweled. No difference. it is done to keep the meat from spoiling.
Have you ever field dressed a deer or a hog? Ever gutted a fish? Ever been to a commercial slaughethouse? The animals you eat don't grow on trees or vines ... they're alive, they're dead, they're on your plate.
Exactly....I’ve seen deer dressed, pigs,etc. There is no difference here. The whales were already dead when this was done.
And how is that WAY???
I question this "activist's" account. These whales were already dead by the time they were placed on the docks........Like all other fish, if you want to kill them to keep them from flopping around in the boat you have to sever the spinal cord at the base of the head or smack them in the head with a hammer. These fish are too big for a hammer.....
As to how they were actually caught, the article doesn't say.......But I doubt is was by rod and reel.
Barbaric is too nice for what this is!!!
Would you feel the same way if these were oragutans, chimps,labs, or golden retrievers?
I get your point. We are imposing our morals on others about our identification with animals. But I would venture to guess that these Brits aren’t starving and the whales are protected for a reason.
Perhaps fishermen don't like the whales because they eat the same fish that the fishermen catch?
I have been on that dock a couple times in the seventies and it would be full of other fish landed, such as huge flounder looking flatfish bigger than your dining table, the Halibuts!
The whales do not have four legs to walk on!!
The fish oil and fish meal stench in the air was very strong, which the Faeroes called the stench of money, LOL!!!
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